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What is Financial Aid?



There are a variety of resources available to assist students with paying for college. 


Free money that is offered to students based on demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Funds that the student and/or parent borrow to assist with educational expenses and must be repaid. 
Work Study:
A federal program where students earn money while attending school; funds do not have to be repaid. 
Free money that does not require repayment.  Often scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, talent, academics, or financial need.
These are resources such as Veteran’s Benefits, Tribal Scholarships/Aid, College Savings Plans, etc.




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Links to Types of Aid

Federal Aid

Arizona Aid

College-Based Aid

Private Aid


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